Farman F.160

The Farman F.160 was a heavy bomber aircraft developed in France in the late 1920s. It was essentially an attempt by Farman Aviation Works to modernise their tremendously successful F.60 Goliath design of the immediately postwar years. The most noticeable external difference was the larger tailfin of the new aircraft. Like its predecessor, it was a large three-bay biplane of conventional configuration with unstaggered wings of equal span. Initially conceived as a heavy night bomber, most examples built were float-equipped torpedo bombers for the Aéronautique Maritime, who operated some 40 of the F.165 variant and 200 of the F.168. One of the original F.160 night bombers was exported to Italy, and one to Japan. Plans to develop airliner versions did not progress past the prototype stage.

Farman F.160
Class Aircraft
Type Bomber
Manufacturer Farman Aviation Works
Origin France
Country Name Origin Year
France 1928
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
France 1928 View
Italy View
Japan View
Romania View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Farman Aviation Works 250 View

Role Bomber
Manufacturer Farman
First flight 1928
Primary user Aéronautique Maritime
Number built c. 250

General characteristics

  • Crew: Five
  • Length: 15.18 m (49 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 26.25 m (86 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 6.10 m (20 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 159.6 m2 (1,1718 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 4,600 kg (10,140 lb)
  • Gross weight: 6,800 kg (14,990 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Gnome-Rhône 9Akx, 360 kW (480 hp) each


  • Maximum speed: 174 km/h (108 mph)
  • Range: 800 km (500 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,400 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 2.1 m/s (410 ft/min)

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